pdf files

  KRH67 11:06 AM 11 Feb 12
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My laptop has Vista on it. My PC is Windows 7. When sending a pdf file to my laptop it arrives as a dat file. How can I stop this happening? When I send pdf files to my son in Russia he receives them as letters and number all jumble up. How do I rectify this?

  difarn 12:45 PM 11 Feb 12

When you receive a .dat file you have to find out how to open it and to do that you need to find the programme that created it. Some e-mails arrive with files in this format and you have to convert them.

Have a look at this article which may be useful.

This will apply to the pdf files sent to your son in Russia.

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